Friday, August 1, 2008

A band a day...Straight Line Stitch

Last year marked the beginning of Raging Nation Records, a new imprint on Koch Records that was formed by famed music video director Dale "Rage" Resteghini.

"Rage", as he's known in the business, is well known for shooting hip-hop and R&B videos as well as videos for metal bands. Enter Straight Line Stitch.

Straight Line Stitch is:
Alexis Brown: vocals
Seth Thacker: guitar
Pat Pattison: guitar
Jason White: bass
Patrick Haynes: drums

Take Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow, mix her vocals with Morgan Lander of Kittie and make her the lead singer of God Forbid and you may have something that sounds like SLS. Take that, Wicked Wisdom!

Straight Line Stitch comes from Knoxville, Tennessee and formed in 2003.
When it comes to metal bands from Tennessee, they're the only 10 I see.

Alexis Brown is a firecracker. It's rare to find a metal vocalist who lists influences ranging from Cab Calloway to Lamb of God. Somehow, she makes that shit work.

On August 19th, Straight Line Stitch will become the first artist to release an album on Raging Nation's Koch imprint.

They're already starting quite the buzz in the metal world...they're currently on tour with Bleed the Sky and will be opening for 36 Crazyfists in September. They've also had shows opening for Slayer, Staind, and Chevelle.

She's not just a great growler...her best moments on When Skies Wash Ashore will be when she's singing ("Promise Me").

They're not going to be a band like Flyleaf that goes platinum off of a record and put out songs that appeal to everyone, but they have a sound that is undeniably every bit as powerful and every bit as intense.

Check out videos for Remission and Black Veil.
Here are live performances of Taste of Ashes and Black Veil. Now THAT'S how you gain a reputation.

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